NUFORC Sighting 36370

Occurred: 1988-03-17 19:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2004-04-15 21:21 Pacific
Duration: 45 min to 1 hr
No of observers: 4

Location: New York City (Yonkers), NY, USA

Shape: Oval
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

It was about 7:30pm, the date really escapes me at the moment, I was 15 years old and headed out to my friend's house near Lake Ave. in Yonkers, NY. I lived near Central Ave. and Tuckahoe Rd.. My mom walked me out to throw the trash when we saw my neighbor from accross the street and his dog just standing there looking up at the sky. When we got to the end of the driveway we saw this ENORMOUS craft hovering silently in the sky. This object was atleast the size of an aircraft carrier and about 7 or 8 stories tall and the sky was crystal clear. It was lighted but the lights were strange and "flashed" in a pattern that made them appear as though they wer circling the craft. It was mettalic like a brushed aluminum or stainless steel with a very low gloss finish.

We just stood there in aw when my mom suggested that I run accross the street to my uncle's house for a camera. My uncle always had a loaded camera on hand and he had offered to drive me to my friend's house. When I arrived at his house I yelled up to his window and told him whatr we were looking at. Being my uncle he did not pay any attention to me and assumed that I was trying to rush him to give me a lift. As I pleaded for the camera the object began to move slowly SW. Not wanting to loose sight of it I ran back to the position my mom and my neighbor were at and climbed a tree as the craft began to move beyond our sight. I watched as it moved past some apartment buildings located on Palmer Rd. and noted that it was lower that the buildings which would put it at about 50-75 yards in the air since the buildings sit on a hill.

I kept an eye on it until it disapeared behind the tree-line still moving SW.

O.K. this is where it should end right? Well, my uncle finally comes out with the camera and asks what all the xciment was about...I told him as we drove across Tuckahoe Rd. and eventually up Lake Ave. from Saw Mill River Rd.. Just as we approached Lake there were people stopped and getting out of their cars looking toward the sky. We of course stopped and saw a series of green lights in a formation very much shaped like a kite. As these lights passed overhead we could hear humming.

As I explained that this was not what I had seen a few minutes earlier the lights reappeared and seemed to be circling over the city. When I arrived at my friend's house we snapped a photo of these lights with a crappy poliroid, (they circled for about an hour), and then being a not-unintelligent child, I ran into my friend's house and called the operator for the FBI's #..LOL… The kicker is that I actually got to talk to someone in some office of the FBI who put me on hold for a min. or two and returned, telling me that there were marines choppers on manuvers over Yonkers that night. I insisted that perhaps the green lights were marines but that the first object was certainly not. They of course blew me off and said they had no further info. What the heck were marine's flying over Yonkers when the closest base at the time was 1.5 hours away in NJ???


Date is approximate. PD

Posted 2004-04-27

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